SP7366 : Brampton Valley Way near Pitsford

taken 3 years ago, near to Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Brampton Valley Way near Pitsford
Brampton Valley Way near Pitsford
The Northampton & Lamport Railway, a heritage rail line, operates over a short stretch of the former railway which ran between Northampton and Market Harborough. The heritage rail line shares the route with the Brampton Valley Way, which runs alongside.

This view looks northwards towards Pitsford & Brampton station.
Brampton Valley Way

The Brampton Valley Way is a 14-mile walking and cycling path, following the route of a dismantled railway line linking Northampton with Market Harborough.

The railway had opened in 1859 and had six intermediate stations. It passed through two tunnels, at Kelmarsh and at Oxendon. Regular services over the line were withdrawn in 1960, although the line continued to be used intermittently until 1981 when the final train ran.

Brampton Valley Way forms part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network route 6.

Sustrans' website has more information: LinkExternal link

The National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant.

Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads. In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.

National Cycle Network Route 6

National Route 6 of the National Cycle Network passes through Watford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Market Harborough, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Worksop, Sheffield, Manchester, Blackburn, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal and Windermere, and will connect London and Threlkeld (nr. Keswick) in Cumbria when complete.

LinkExternal link National Route 6 on the Sustrans web site.

National Cycle Network Route 6

The National Cycle Network is Sustrans' primary initiative, providing up to 12,600 miles of walking and cycling routes across the country. Routes are numbered in a similar manner to the original A-road numbering system, radiating clockwise from London. The UK is further divided into ten regions, with regional routes numbered in a similar fashion. National Route 6 connects London with the Lake District; one of its branches is Regional Route 68, the Penine Cycleway from Derby to Berwick-on-Tweed.

National Cycle Network Route 6

The National Cycle Network is Sustrans' primary initiative set up in 1995, providing up to 12,600 miles of walking and cycle routes across the country. Route 6 links London with the Lake District.

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Saturday, 28 July, 2018   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 29 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways 
County (from Tags)
Northamptonshire 
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Northamptonshire 
Place (from Tags)
Northamptonshire 
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Northampton  Pitsford 
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Cycle Route 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7355 6658 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.5463N 0:55.3817W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7356 6657
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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